Friday, June 28, 2013

On to Maine....

Blueberry Pond Campground
Pownal, ME
June 28-July 1, 2013

We left New Hampshire (in the rain!!) but with a twist!!
First time I have seen our rig going down the road!!
Gin rode with Dan in the truck and I rode with Syl and Pam in the motorhome.  I had always wanted to try it and when they offered, I jumped at the chance.  ;-)  The ride is way different in the motorhome!!  The ride was very smooth and the views so different from up high!  I had a blast and asked Syl a zillion questions.  Thanks so much for letting me do that!

Blueberry Pond Campground is a small family run campground and is really, really quaint.  The road into the campground is quite something....tree lined dirt road (but with plenty of room for big rigs) that could be a bit spooky!

This was another Passport America CG and with full hook-ups, was a bargain at $21 a night.  We would definitely return if we are in the area again.

The five of us piled in the car one day and headed to Freeport to do some walking around.

Hanging out at the boot at LL Bean
Walking around LL Bean, we saw this "little" guy....

Let's hope he is not the only moose we see this summer!

We had our first lobster roll at Linda Bean's Perfect Maine Lobster.  We were all in agreement that, although it was good, it wasn't what we could call perfect.  We were expecting the lobster to be warm but it was chilled.  Oh well - we will have over a month in Maine to find what we consider our perfect lobster roll!  Heck - we may even try our hand at fixing our own lobster rolls!!

Dan and I went on a scooter ride to explore the coast of southern Maine.  We headed towards Bath and then went skirting the coast.  The fog quickly rolled in and the temperature got chilly!  We meandered a bit and then found a place for a nice picnic lunch.....Fort Popham at the mouth of the Kennebec River.  The fort was used in several wars and is now a state maintained facility.
Our view at lunch
Fog rolling in 
Fort Popham

Looking out one of the windows
On the way back home, we saw a pedestrian bridge that looked neat and we turned around to check it out.

Androscoggin Swinging Bridge
The bridge was originally built in the 1800s and was most recently renovated in 2007.  It's on the National Register of Historic Places.  It spans the Kennebec River and you can definitely feel the bridge move when you cross it.

On the other side of the bridge, there was a rails-to-trail bordering the river.  We walked this for a bit taking in the scenery and the smells of the trees.  Not sure if they are Douglas Fir or Fraser Firs but the scent is amazing!

We enjoyed our time at Blueberry Pond CG but were excited to hit the road to our destination for the month of July....Bar Harbor, ME!  It is going to be a busy, busy month!


  1. Beautiful scooter ride... Love that bridge!!!

  2. Love the picture of all of you with the boot! Beautiful photos from you scooter ride. I agree. That bridge is awesome!

  3. The four of you around that boot is a wonderful picture. You all look so happy and like you're having tons of fun. Good for you!

  4. So sorry the rain has been ever prevalent up there. You all are having a great time despite the weather!

  5. Love the bridge but I sure wouldn't jump on it!